Lorelle Otis Thomas
Lorelle came to storytelling by way of art history. In the MFA Illustration program at Syracuse University she realized all history is just stories about memorable people! She went on to teach a university history of design and illustration class where she told artists’ individual stories to make history come alive.
She still tells stories about fascinating people. But now, more often, she tells about family and personal events and comical situations. She believes that stories about common experiences make us realize how much we all share and help us relate to each other.
Lorelle is a watercolor painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. She designed the guild’s “Birds Telling Stories” logo. For several years she has created the bird illustrations for the guild concert programs.